9 places to get healthy fast food in Vancouver

Jan 4 2017, 1:04 am

New year, same crazy schedule.

But just because you’re short on time, doesn’t mean you can’t grab delicious, healthy food at affordable prices. Vancouver has many convenient over-the-counter options for those who aren’t willing to sacrifice good nutrition to stay on schedule.

Here are nine Vancouver spots where you can get healthy grab-and-go fast food.


SMAK fuels Vancouver with healthy fast food from its two locations with smoothies, oatmeal, salads, hot bowls, soups, protein boxes and a variety of other organic, vegetarian, dairy and gluten free options. This place has a variety of light options along with hearty meals like chili and chicken curry.

Address: 1139 West Pender Street, Vancouver

Address: 545 Granville Street, Vancouver

Instagram: @smakfood


While MELU is known for its smoothies and cold-pressed juices, it also has a ‘solids’ menu full of healthy, filling meal options. With a handful of salads and dishes like the “Undercover Spaghetti” and “Undercover Curried Rice” (both vegetarian), and a hot menu full of build-your-own-hot-bowl options, MELU is a great place to head for a quick bite on the go.

Address: 1110 West Pender Street, Vancouver
Instagram: @melujuice

3. Peqish

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Peqish’s offerings are all made in-house from scratch and many of them are vegan, dairy free, and gluten free. This spot has a selection of breakfast wraps, smoothies, salad boxes, soups, “Go Protein Boxes,” and a variety of sandwiches.

Address: 552 Seymour Street, Vancouver
Instagram: @peqish

4. Nosh

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There are healthy options for breakfast, lunch, and dinner at Nosh on West Georgia Street. Try Nosh’s breakfast wraps, quiche, sushi wraps, salads, and soups for a quick and filling meal. Customize your salad at their build-you-own salad bar, too.

Address: 101-510 West Georgia Street, Vancouver
Instagram: @glowbal_group

5. Railtown Cafe

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Railtown Cafe has an impressive selection of healthy, housemade dishes to choose from at both of its locations. Fresh sandwiches, soups, and a make-your-own salad bar make this spot a no-brainer for healthy fast food.

Address: 397 Railway Street, Vancouver

Address: 968 Howe Street, Vancouver

Instagram: @railtowncaters

6. Freshii

The Freshii franchise is a solid place to go if you’re looking for a meal to fuel you through your busy day. Check out the over-the-counter spot’s selection of chilis, salads, wraps, bowls, burritos, and soups. All of Freshii’s wraps and burritos can be subbed for a collard greens as well.

Address: 5 locations in Vancouver
Instagram: @freshii

7. The Juice Truck

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The Juice Truck has way more to offer Vancouverites than just their stellar cold-pressed bevys. Try their smoothie bowls, lunch bowls, spring rolls, and killer caesar salad as a main and you’ll be heading to the cafe and truck more than ever before.

Address: (Truck) Corner of Water and Abbott Street, Vancouver

Address: (Shop) 28 West 5th Avenue, Vancouver


8. Tractor

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Tractor has some incredible dine-in and take-out options for good healthy food. Head to one of Tractor’s four locations and check out their long list of veggie salads, proteins from the grill, soups, stews, salads, and sandwiches.

Address: 4 locations in Vancouver
Instagram: @tractorfoods

9. Field & Social

The offerings from Field & Social are always packed with fresh, tasty goodness. Choose from their housemade salads, bowls, and daily soup selection for a guaranteed delicious meal.

Address: 415 Dunsmuir Street, Vancouver
Instagram: @fieldandsocial

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